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Location Russia (European), Voronezh region
Central coordinates 42o 27.58' East  51o 18.63' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 17,600 ha
Altitude 108 - 161m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Small lake surrounded by meadows and wet forest in the floodplain of Khoper river in the vicinity of Ilmen' Lake.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla passage  1997  10-30 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  40%
Grassland Humid grasslands  39%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas  6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport 5%
agriculture 15%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
forestry 40%
not utilised 25%
tourism/recreation 5%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References A.D.Numerov, P.D.Vengerov, A.Yu.Sokolov, I.I.Vorobiev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Khoper river near Il'men' lake. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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